Following on from our successful ‘confreat’ in July we are pleased to announce that four delegates have successful developed a Gender, Work and Organization stream proposal for next year’s conference at Keele University. The stream called ‘Classed Experiences of Work’ was developed by confreat attendees Sally Jones, Sara Nadin, Robert Smith and Maria Villares as a result of discussions during the event. It was developed in collaboration with Caroline Essers (Radboud University, Netherlands) Huriye Aygören, (Jönköping University, Sweden), and Maja Cederberg, (Oxford Brookes University).
The aim of the stream is to place class at the centre of our understandings of gender and work. This follows an increasing awareness that inequalities related to class have been overlooked in the study of work, with other forms of social division such as gender and ethnicity gaining much more attention in recent decades. The stream views class as being central to all experiences of work, for both men and women whether in formal employment or self employed, and for people of all ethnicities.
We encourage GENSIG members to consider submitting an abstract proposal for the stream. All abstracts should be sent to Sally Jones by November 1st.